I love all the old buildings in Stellenbosch but the town is probably better known for its wine.  For a change from all the history posts I want to tell you more about a visit to Fairview Wine Farm in December 2011.
We were spending the weekend at my sister in Brackenfell.  Sunday was a warm summer day and we decided to drive to Fairview for the morning.

The history of this farm dated back to 1693 when the land was granted to Steven Verwey.  Originally it was known as Bloemkoolfontein or “Cauliflower Fountain” and the name was changed about 100 year ago.  The farm was part of 8 insolvent estates before the Back family bought it in 1937 and the fate of the farm changed.

The farm is popular and it was very busy.  There is Wine and Cheese Tasting, a Shop and Deli and a Restaurant.  We did the standard tasting that includes 6 wines and a selection of cheese.  We started with the wine tasting and enjoyed it.  I cannot remember the name of our favourite. (I am terrible at remembering names.  I do better with numbers. It must be the accountant in me)
We then moved to the cheese.  The options include goat’s cheese, feta, blue cheese and cream cheese.  I loved the Cream Cheese with Sweet Chilli. 

It was a good morning and I will definitely visit them again.   For more information visit www.fairview.co.za

(Not a sponsored post)


  1. You didn’t really stray from history posts, as this one is still filled with history and rich with wines. Haha! The farm looks incredible. It’s no surprise if they served flavorful and top quality wines here. When are you planning to visit it again?

    Faith Thomas @ The Berry Farm


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